While consumers continue to seek indulgent foods and snacks, demand continues to grow for products that support healthy lifestyles. Given larger trends with obesity and non-communicable diseases, industries like CPG might find themselves pivoting into health and having an important role to play in improving health outcomes.
Given the trend of increasing health expenditures in the US from an already-high base, Health IT offers the opportunity to chase after new dollars or to disrupt the system and bring down costs – or both. The lack of a single platform in this space leads to a wide array of experimentation among small, medium and large companies.
Whether you play in healthcare or not, strategists of all companies need to track the evolving nature of cyberthreats to ensure their organization responds with speed and agility. The report also calls out the importance of insiders (including benign ones), which speaks to the importance of involving HR and integrating risk-mitigation practices in your workforce planning. And remember these issues when considering M&A – better to deal with them up front than face a crisis during integration.